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Daft Bodies

  • Posted by aron
  • 22 December 2008

Here's a pretty cool vid my mate Siôn showed me on the weekend.


Throwdown Threes

  • Posted by tim
  • 19 December 2008


It's out christmas party tonight and i have sketched out on the throwdowns invitee, so here's three from three herberts closest to me in the shed before we go and get a bit merry.. have a rocker kids!


first off from Aron


Mel says




Ruben and the Monkees

  • Posted by tim
  • 17 December 2008

We just had a little tete a tete going on in the comments section of a particular thread that arose after a misunderstanding. Ruben was having a conversation with Chris V and this is how it went. 


" I was speaking to Chris V today, and we were wondering why so many people are happy to spend hundreds of pounds on iPods or mobile phones, but more reluctant when it comes to their clothes…

Personally, I think clothes are much more important than consumer goods like iPods, and would rather spend a few hundred quid on a jacket like this than on a little electric gizmo that will be obsolete in 6 months."

Ok, i think Ruben has a valid point about the status symbol thing going on regarding tech products and it made me think of a song that i first heard in 1967, a song from a land where the pod comes from.




The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song
Seranade the weekend squire, who just came out to mow his lawn

Another pleasant valley sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Rows of houses that are all the same
And no one seems to care

See mrs. gray shes proud today because her roses are in bloom
Mr. green hes so serene, hes got a t.v. in every room

Another pleasant valley sunday
Here in status symbol land
Mothers complain about how hard life is
And the kids just dont understand

Creature comfort goals
They only numb my soul and make it hard for me to see
My thoughts all seem to stray, to places far away
I need a change of scenery

Ta ta ta...

Another pleasant valley sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Another pleasant valley sunday
Here in status symbol land

Another pleasant valley sunday...

knitted animation

  • Posted by pete
  • 17 December 2008

Cool video for some Canadian folk duo.


  • Posted by tim
  • 15 December 2008

Glasvegas' James Allan with Geraldine Lennon. Photograph: David Levene/Guardian

I found a delightful story in the Guardian on Saturday. They had an interesting feature in the weekend section of the paper about people who have had songs written about them. there were the usuals, Hey Jude which was written by Paul Macartney about julian Lennon, Hey Suzanne by Leonard Cohen and Blur's Country House about Dave Balfe amongst many others but the one that got me the best was Geraldine by Glasvegas. 

"I will, I will turn your tide
Do all that I can to heal you inside
I'll be the angel on your shoulder
My name is Geraldine, I'm your social worker"

Geraldine Lennon (merchandiser): I worked for Glasgow city council social work department, on the addiction side. It was a thankless job, but very rewarding at times, too. You learn very quickly that if you expect people to change their life overnight, you'll be let down. But you learn not to judge. [Singer] James's sister Denise worked in the same office as me. I think a lot of the lyrics come from her going home and talking about difficulties in her relationships with clients. Usually the only time you hear about social workers is when something's fucked up and has been horrendous. I've spoken to social workers who've said, "That song gets me to work in the morning," and it was the same for me. Somebody has put value on what we do.

When James said he was writing a song called Geraldine, I thought he was taking the piss. When I heard it I was blown away. A lot of tears. It's probably one of the most special things anyone will ever do for me.



Here's the feature in full on the Guardians website. 

Check out the Clash Stay Free bit about Robin Banks, brilliant.


  • Posted by howies
  • 15 December 2008

Head over to last graph it's a clever little app that uses you last.fm data to make pretty flow graphs of your listening habits here a snippet from mine. I listened to the most music between march and may when I was revising for my final exams...

Check out the howies last.fm here.


It i with great pleasure that i introduce you to Will Smyth. Will Is the Editor of DIG BMX mag and also Nike's european BMX mentor and all round talented little bugger regarding all things creative. A Belfast native and now Glasgow resident Wills work with Dig has infiltrated many a designers consciousness and work style over the years, as did his tabletops and turn downs. He was a Co owner of BMX brand jive in the late eighties, designed all the graphic imagery for Federal bike co when it started as well being currently involved with United BMX Company. These days though it's all about DIG and his job at NIke. Ok enough already, here's the three throws, all live just like they should be heard.

Above is Will on the cover of April 89's BMX Action. 


The Weakerthans "Reconstruction Site."



Jaw Breaker "kiss the bottle" live.   This has been covered by the Foo fighters and Lucero amongst others. Here's the original and best. 



Minor Threat "Filler." MacKaye dont need no intro. 



Have a great weekend you lot and if you get chance listen to some live music or make a racket of your own.

Graydon Carter

  • Posted by howies
  • 10 December 2008

I bought my first copy of vanity fair over a year ago

The editor

The editor

I read the editor's letter and laughed and nearly cried as this guy tore into George Bush like I have not seen in a mainstream magazine.

thinking it was a one off, but hoping it wasn't, I bought another one.

and another one.

and another one. and so on.

it wasn't a one off. 

every month without fail, but with a humour that just gets to me, he just explains why george bush has been the worse president in american history.

this month he rails about what president bush is doing before he leaves office. trying to write 130  new regulations to weaken or undermine federal laws protecting their environment, civil liberties and personal liberties. 

'it's the environmental equivalent of stuffing the china and silverware into your suitcase before clearing out of the guest room'

Dan McPharlin

  • Posted by aron
  • 9 December 2008

I first saw his work for Lo Recordings, in collaboration with Non-Format. He made these miniature cardboard models for the release of Jean-Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert's album Moog Acid. If you're familiar with moog synthesisers then you'll probably enjoy this link here. You can visit Dan's site here.

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